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Behind the scenes at the Jack and the Beanstalk photoshoot

Meet the cast and take a look behind the scenes from this years Panto photoshoot!


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The principle cast of Jack and the Beanstalk – met for the first time at the photoshoot at the start of September  

Rufus Hound will take on the role of King Nigel of Norwich. Rufus is best known for making people laugh as a stand-up comedian and his stretch on Celebrity Juice. 

Joining him is Joe Tracini, who won the hearts and minds of last year’s audiences as Tommy the Cat. Joe was recognised for changing perceptions and raising awareness of mental health through his pantomime performance in this role, receiving the Special Recognition Award at the 2022 Pantomime Awards. 

Also featuring is Amanda Henderson from BBC’s Casualty, Britain’s Got Talent’s Linda John-Pierre, Eastenders’ Dayle Hudson, improv comedian Sally Hodgkiss and Norwich’s favourite panto dame, Richard Gauntlett. 

Director of Jack and the Beanstalk, Chris Cuming said:

“what a wonderful way to meet our principal cast – dressing up, messing around and talking all things Jack and the Beanstalk. Norwich watch out, we’re going to have a blast!”  

Jack and the Beanstalk tells the story of hero Jack, who swaps his family’s cow for a bag of magic beans. By climbing the beanstalk of the beans he planted, he finds himself on a GIANT adventure. 

The show will be jam-packed full of slapstick comedy, laugh-out-loud gags, outrageous costumes, dazzling song and dance numbers and plenty of chances to cheer, boo and hiss.